Little GOLD Star * I Almost Did Not Blog About It * Silly me!!

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Property Manager with Gibson Management Group, Ltd.

I almost did not think it was important.  Then I started reading other posts about getting referrals and I realized that's how I grow my property management business. 

Sales agents get referrals from other agents, their current and past clients, friends and relatives.  Property managers get OUR referrals from other property managers, current clients and other agents.

When I was discussing with current clients about some referrals they had given me, I had not realized that my turning DOWN business would get me a 3 Featured Posts and my FIRST FEATURED Post.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/1441483/turning-down-referrals-from-current-clients-double-edged-sword-

If you don't have one yet, keep blogging and it will come.  If you do have one, you know the feeling that makes you want to get more!!

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Wallace S. Gibson is a Certified Property Manager with over 50 years of property management experience and expertise.  She maintains a specialized property management business in Central Virginia serving Albemarle, Greene, Fluvanna and Louisa counties  

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Rainer
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Duane Murphy
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I can't wait to get my first one!  Congrats!

Jan 25, 2010 08:55 AM #1
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Blog it and they will come!!!  It was a surprise and the notification is VERY subtle * like an extra goodie in your Christmas stocking!

Jan 25, 2010 09:02 AM #2
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Rob Thomas
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Congrats! I'm sure you have more on the way. Have a great day!

Jan 25, 2010 09:06 AM #3
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
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Rob * thank you and YES, I want more.  When you see a good post, don't forget to use the RED FLAG to make it a FEATURE!!!

Jan 25, 2010 09:08 AM #4
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Don Sabinske
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Very nice.  I read your post and commented on it. I can understand that your clients didn't hear WHY you declined the business.  People are funny that way.  They like to blame the other person. 

Jan 25, 2010 12:21 PM #5
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
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Don * I wanted my clients to know that their friends' properties did not fit my management portfolio which did not make them BAD, just not a fit for my management.

Jan 25, 2010 12:29 PM #6
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Gita Bantwal
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Congratulations. Thanks for sharing.

Jan 25, 2010 10:41 PM #7
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Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL
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Getting a star is like getting a BOOST!  The Recognition seems like a validation.... especially for the Property Managers!  Don't just stop with ONE... ya heah??

Jan 27, 2010 10:53 AM #8
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
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Gita & Diane * thank you both for your encouragement!!

Jan 27, 2010 11:00 AM #9
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Featured on "Build a Better Blog" group in Active Rain.

Jan 30, 2010 07:49 AM #10
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
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Thank you * I appreciate it.

Jan 30, 2010 08:33 AM #11
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Bob Dunn
Sutton Group West Coast Realty - Abbotsford, BC

Congrats Wallace. I also have one lonley star ... it was a very quick write ... the posts I get the best response from are the ones that come from a quickly and the ones that show who I am rather than somewhat academic.

Feb 16, 2010 11:04 AM #12
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Thank you and yes I know where it came from.....I just need to tap that when it happens and remember it to get to the computer

Feb 16, 2010 11:15 AM #13
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